Distington Material Recovery Facility

Client

Cumbria Waste Management

Type

Waste Transfer and Materials Recycling Facility

Details & Location

Construction of a new Materials Recovery Facility on land adjacent to the Distington Landfill Site.

Status

Approved 2010 and constructed 2013

Over the last decade Stephenson Halliday has worked with Cumbria Waste Management to help develop the facilities required for managing wastes more sustainably. The transfer and recycling facility at Distington allows local collections to be bulked for more efficient delivery to the MBT plants in the north and south of the County.

Stephenson Halliday prepared the planning application for this proposal on a green field site adjacent to the (now closed) Distington Landfill site.  The site was designed with a maximum throughput of 120,00 tonnes per annum utilising the site access and infrastructure from the landfill site. We also produced a number of photomontages to illustrate the visual impact of the development from a nearby footpath and roads. The application was approved and the transfer facility has been constructed.

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